According to RIA Novosti, on the 26th local time, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zakharova announced that the United States was included in the list of “unfriendly countries”. The countries on the list are not allowed to hire Russian citizens to work in their diplomatic agencies.
Zakharova said that the final list will be announced after the Russian government’s cabinet research and confirmation. She emphasized that the current result is entirely caused by the unfriendly behavior of the United States, specifically, the US sanctions against Russia and the expulsion of diplomats.
Not long ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree restricting countries that act unfriendly to Russia from hiring Russian citizens in their diplomatic agencies in Russia. (CCTV News Client)
The cause of this incident is obviously the new sanctions imposed by Biden on Russia, and there are two reasons for the new sanctions imposed by Biden on Russia: One is the so-called Russian attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of the United States, especially the 2020 U.S. election. The second is the Crimea issue. The Crimea issue occurred as early as 2014, so it will not be the main reason for the new round of sanctions against Russia. Obviously, the main reason for Biden’s new sanctions on Russia is the first. But the so-called Russia’s attempt to interfere in the U.S. election in 2020 has no reliable evidence at all, otherwise the U.S. would have spoken out all over the world a long time ago. And from the results, Russia certainly hopes that Trump will be re-elected. Then Biden’s coming to power shows that Russia has not successfully intervened. On the contrary, in the 2020 US elections, many people still suspect that Biden came to power through election fraud. Whether Biden came to power through election fraud, at present, it does not matter what the facts are. What is important is what most Americans believe in the facts. If Biden fails to effectively address the domestic social division and the gap between the rich and the poor during his tenure in office, then the comeback of Trumpism four years later will be the biggest nightmare for Biden and the Democratic Party. At that time, I believe that Biden will become more and more popular by cheating. But at present, it seems that it is almost impossible for Biden to solve the problem of social division and the gap between the rich and the poor in the United States in just four years, because this requires major changes to the American political system. For example, the establishment of a social welfare system with sufficient coverage and the reduction of the medical and educational burdens of ordinary people will involve in-depth issues such as the division of federal and state jurisdictions. It is very important to obtain consensus within the Democratic Party alone. Great difficulty. After all, the current Democratic Party’s political spectrum covers both moderate rightists and social democrats. The current unity is only to confront the extreme right and conservative forces represented by Trump and the Republican Party. When Biden sanctioned Russia this time, he also said that he did not want the tension to escalate. This statement seems to be self-contradictory, but contacting the previous series of measures by the Biden administration is logical. At present, it is the consensus of the U.S. ruling and opposition parties to contain China and challenge the United States. Now that politicians in the United States dare not oppose China, the election will definitely suffer. One of the main measures of Biden’s containment policy on China is the so-called US-India-Japan-Australia four-nation strategic forum, which attempts to form an encirclement of China from the Sea of Japan to the Himalayas. But in fact, a big problem is that India is actually not owned by the United States. Traditional ally, on the contrary, India is an ally of Russia. India has long tried to maintain a balance between the United States and Russia in order to obtain its own interests. India is not like Japan or Australia. India has the potential to become a superpower, and it is also a country with such ambitions. Although India and China have territorial disputes, it is nonsense to say that China may launch a large-scale war against India. There is a conflict between China and the United States, but no one can immediately let the other down. For any third party, it is the best choice to sit on the mountain and make a fortune. As a political veteran, Modi certainly understands. Therefore, it is not easy for the United States to persuade India to participate in the encirclement of China. In this regard, what Russia, as a traditional ally of India, will do is of course the United States needs to pay attention to. Although the United States has adopted a containment policy against Russia, its main purpose is to prevent Russia and the European Union from joining forces to create a rift between Russia and the European Union. After all, Russia alone is not enough to challenge the United States’ global position. But if the so-called from Lisbon to Vladivostok Large Europe is controlled by the same political group, which is also a nightmare for the United States. But at present, it is still far away to achieve this point, and China’s challenge is already a reality. According to the consistent style of the United States, it is in line with the United States to win over Russia to a certain extent. The national interest of the United States, but the national interest of the United States may not necessarily be the interest of the US government and the ruling party. The so-called ties to Russia have been used in party disputes in the United States since 2016. Russian hackers have also been used by the Democratic Party as a reason for party disputes when interfering in the United States elections. If you want to turn to Russia, it is difficult to reach a consensus within the Democratic Party. Similarly, facing the challenge of right-wing populism represented by Trump, it is an inevitable choice for the Democratic Party to use Russia as a tool for party struggle, especially Putin himself is the idol of many right-wing populists in Europe and America. This puts Biden in a very contradictory situation. It is necessary to use the so-called Russian intervention as a tool of party struggle, and to draw in Russia to a certain extent because of the national interests and the need to continue to govern. This inevitably puts Biden’s policy toward Russia in a precarious situation, and his policy toward Russia will inevitably appear to be contradictory to a certain extent. The current so-called expulsion of diplomats is more symbolic than substance, and it still retains the possibility of cooperation to a certain extent. I believe Putin also knows what the United States is thinking. Then, it seems that the move of the Russian Foreign Ministry this time is very logical. It is common for countries to be unfriendly to each other, but few countries will explicitly declare that the other party is an “unfriendly country”, because this will make their diplomatic actions lose flexibility to a certain extent, so generally speaking All countries have seen through this situation without telling it. To publicly list the other party as an “unfriendly country” usually means to see through what the other party wants from him, so he just sits down and raises the price first.